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Houston boil water: Put your address in and see if you're affected, plus how to get alerted when it's lifted

Houston Public Works has a new map to check for locations affected by the boil water notice. You can also sign up for alerts to be notified when it's lifted.

HOUSTON — Since the boil water notice was put into effect Sunday night, many of you have been contacting us, asking if your house is in the boil water notice area. The previous site that was given by the city was apparently having trouble handling the traffic being sent its way.

Monday, just after noon, the City of Houston Public Works sent a link to a new map and tool to help you find out for sure if your address is included. All you have to do is type in your address and the map will tell you if your address is affected by the boil water notice.

As of 7 p.m., the City of Bellaire lifted its boil water notice after it was determined the events that happened in the City of Houston’s Main Public Water System did not impact water quality in the City of Bellaire’s Public Water System.


Residents can register for Alert Houston to receive notifications when situations like this happen.

Once you go to the Alert Houston link, you'll go through a series of screens. First, you register for the alerts.

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Next, tell a little about yourself and set up a password.

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Give your phone number or email.

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Give your location.

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And check which alerts you'd like to receive and then confirm the information. 

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